Artist returns with more incredible exploding car photos
There's more to the "Disintegrating" series than meets the eye.
The Swiss photographer has an uncanny knack for making already spectacular cars even more engaging. For Disintegrating II, he photographed a Bugatti 57 SC and a Ford GT40, among others. Of course, he isn't actually photographing the cars as they explode. Instead, Oefner painstakingly laid out the composition of the image in sketches. He then suspended each of those small, delicate parts with wire to give them the floating effect. He takes thousands of images which are then layered together. The effect is cars that look like they're coming apart at the seams.
"What looks like a car falling apart is in fact a moment in time that has been created artificially by blending over 2,000 individual images together," Oefner wrote on his website. "There is a unique pleasure about artificially building a moment... Freezing a moment in time is stupefying."
The Disintegrating series isn't his only car-centric work. Two years ago, Oefner made waves when Ferrari tapped him to do a piece with a Ferrari California T. He ended up blasting the supercar in gallons of UV paint while it sat under a black light in a wind tunnel. The piece, entitled 'The Art of Form', shows multicolored light flowing over the curves in the California's body. Oefner hoped the technicolor display would give the viewer a feel for what it's like to drive the 553-horsepower supercar.
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